RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64/5   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
The Hopothesis IPA is the first of many cerebral drinking experiences. Our India Pale Ale is specifically formulated to be balanced, flavorful, and approachable. It can be easily paired with a variety of food and you can drink more than one and still feel quite lucid. Enjoy. Centennial & Cascade Hops 2-Row & Vienna Malts

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Carbonation is the most apparent tasting note in this bland IPA- the packaging is the strongest feature. The bottle design is simple and cool, but the beer doesnt live up to the neat logos.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottled. Poured slightly cloudy medium orange with a dense, sticky, well-retained white head. The aroma picked up grassy and grainy notes plus detergent over an odd blend of toffee, fruity, and caramel notes.. not offensive, but not enticing. The flavor found muddled, mostly fruit and citrusy bitterness over bready malt, honey, and a touch of caramel.. lots of lingering citrus bitterness on the finish.. a hair better than the nose, but still not all that good. Light-medium bodied, bitter, and scratchy on the palate.. lots of residual sugars in the end.. just an OK flow to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Golden-amber with big, foamy, beige head / Dry, musty nose of barley and citrus / Medium body, very sweet, somewhat malty and syrupy, with lots of bitterness / Sweet flavors of dry hop and muted grapefruit and orange / Needs work.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle. Im so proud of them for spending 2 years coming up with the perfect IPA recipe. Unfortunately, I think they are definitely in the wrong business. Pours deep amber, super dark. Caramel, faint resiny hops, bland malt and a touch of fruit. On tasting, there is a mild bitterness, almost no hop flavor. The caramel is overwhelming. What the hell were they thinking? This is an abomination as far as IPAs are concerned.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish amber pour. Aroma of sweet malt. Some herbal and pine hops. Flavor is mostly iced-tea and mild hop bitterness. Apparent sweet malt. Lots of cardboard and bland malts. I dont want to drink this any more. I thought this was supposed to be an exciting new Chicago brewery not another Minhas disaster.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
sweet, sweet, uhh sweet, far too much for an ipa. The kicker it it has absolutely 0 hops in the taste or aroma, 0.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerSquare (117) - - SEP 9, 2012
This is a middling example of a beer. . . I cant call it bad, and nothing really fails in it, but nor can I call it a true IPA, or really recommend it. Agree with many of the other comments that the more pronounced flavors are actually malt / barley. It has a very "pilsner" look and taste to it, which is something I really dont like in IPAs (fine in pilsners!). The dry booziness gives a clean finish, but theres just not anything about this I can really recommend. Ill save the rest of my 6 pack for friends who lament they cant appreciate IPAs, as theyll be able to drink it without spraining a taste bud.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
jzimmerman21 (3) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2012 does not count
Well balanced, clean finish. You have several of these and not get overwhelmed by hoppiness. An easy drinking malty IPA. Anxious to see if it changes once its brewed at its home in Chicago, since its a contact brew for now.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2012 12 ounce bottle. Ahhhh, Minhas. I wish I hadnt seen your name when I retrieved this rating page. It has a clear, amber color and there isnt much bubble action. The foam hangs out on top like stagnant, dimpled, cellulite epithelium. Subtle pine smell. The flavor is pine, malts, citrus hops and booze. I didnt pick up on any spiciness, as you may expect with cascade hops. Its stale and generally unpleasant. I give it a C.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2012
12oz bottle from Binnys Lincoln Park. Pours a cloudy, golden-copper colored body with a finger-width, dense and frothy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is floral grapefruit hops with some bready caramels and a light earth. Flavor is similar. Bigger grapefruit citruses up front with mostly florals and a bit of a stale, earth and grass. Somewhat bready caramels in the middle with a medium-light sweetness. Finishes clean and balanced with a medium bitterness, some caramel, and a decent citrus backing. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, not bad, but pretty forgettable. Well balanced for the ABV% and fairly clean without an excessively sweet and annoying caramel maltiness, but the hops arent overly complex or inviting. Not bad for a first beer from a new brewery.

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